- University Students Create a Virtual RFID-enabled Hospital
The group has created the facility in Second Life, a 3-D online world. The goal is to provide a way for health-care organizations to test RFID implementations prior to physical deployment.
- Taiwanese Company Unveils EPC Gen 2 Chip With 128-kbit Memory
Favite says tags made with the IC will be available in early 2009, and that its RFID interrogator module supports the chip's large memory size.
- Eyewear Retailer Finds RFID Helps It See Its Merchandise More Clearly
Santa Fe Optical applies EPC tags to all of the frames it sells, helping it to eliminate shoplifting and streamline inventory management.
- RFID Benchmark Tests Prove Positive for IT Asset Tracking
A new benchmark test report says passive UHF RFID tags and readers can perform very effectively to track IT assets in data centers and other environments. The tests also found major performance discrepancies among tags and readers, so good performance and system success cannot be taken for granted.
- Indian Mine Monitors Workers and Toxic Gases
PervCom's active 2.4 GHz RFID tags, attached to cap lamps, track miners' locations and contain sensors for measuring temperature, humidity and air quality.
- EPCIS Technology Improves Visibility for North Sea Oil Service and Supply Companies
An EPCIS-compliant system from Spartan Solutions Services is enabling Swire Oilfield Services and Aker Solutions to share data regarding the whereabouts of their equipment and containers.
- RFID Helps Manage Product Inspections
PeakWorks, a provider of safety harnesses, is using radio frequency identification to better manage the process of inspecting equipment critical to protecting employees working at heights.
- Microsoft Australia Seeks to Boost RFID Adoption Down Under
At this week's Microsoft Tech.Ed conference in Sydney, the company plans to issue passive EPC Gen 2 inlays to some 6,000 attendees, with the goal of inspiring new RFID applications.
- Hotel Keeps Uniform Inventory With RFID
A Buenos Aires luxury hotel is using RFID to make sure employees always have a clean, crisp uniform ready when they show up at work.
- Tamper-Resistant RFID Infant-Tracking System Improves Security
Waukesha Hospital switched to RF Technologies' SafePlace system to ensure identify bracelets can't be removed, and to identify which patient sounded the alarm.
- Terso Offers EPC-Enabled Medical Cabinets
The company is providing a version of its enclosures that uses EPC Gen 2 technology to secure medications and medical devices, as well as to monitor inventory levels.
- Rehab Center Monitors Patients With Ultra-wide Band
The Nesconset Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation will use hardware from Time Domain Corp. and software from Sysgen to monitor individual dementia patients based on their needs.
- DOD Issues RFP for Active RFID
The new request for proposal will enable the military to purchase active RFID technology from more than just a single vendor.
- RFID Provides Utility Company With Real-Time Visibility
A Canadian utility company tracks reels arriving and departing from its distribution center and storage yards, thereby reducing theft and out-of-stocks.
- Swiss Post Delivers RFID to Its Parcel Centers, Transportation Hubs
The company is adding EPC Gen 2 tags to containers that shuttle mail and packages in and around nearly 50 facilities in Switzerland.